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ChAPTER 25 -- Part 7: The Rise of Russia
Many smaller eastern European nationalities lost political independence during the early modern era.
Hungary became part of the Habsburg empire after being freed from the Ottomans.
The empire took over the Czech lands.
Prussia pushed eastward into Poland.
Poland's decline was striking.
Poland, formed in 1386 by a union of the regional kingdoms of Poland and Lithuania, was the largest state in eastern Europe.
The Polish cultural life was linked with the West through Roman Catholicism.
Economic and political setbacks mounted by 1600.
The Polish people were charged with electing the king.
In Russia, the merchant class was lacking.
Russian emergence on the European as well as the Books of the Polish Nation Eurasian stage were highlighted by the eclipse of Poland.
Alaska, and even to Hawaii, hint at an even larger role.
Russia's emergence as a key grains and raw materials supplier to Western Europe was significant, but it did not seek a leading commercial role.
The Early Modern period was during the 20th century.
Russia spans ten time zones and has a different kind of empire from those that Western nations had, but it had a huge impact.
By this point, Russia was affecting diplomatic and military success shared many features with the land-based Asian empires developments in Europe, the Middle East and east Asia.
It gained features that would contribute to its hold in central Asia.
Did Russia become part of Western civilization by the 18th?
The role of 5 was affected by Russian conquests in Central Asia.
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